Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

Sign Up for MedicineNet Newsletters! MONDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) — Taking good care of teeth and gums may be crucial in preventing heart valve infection, a U.S.
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February is Pet Dental Health Month: Are Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy?

You can prevent or reduce chances of developing oral disease by beginning a hygiene regimen from an early age. Its important to start good oral hygiene as early as possible, says Bob Scharf, president of Sergeants Pet Care Products. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs show symptoms of oral disease by the age of three. However, its never too late to take better care of your dogs teeth. A few easy steps can help you get started. Signs of Oral Disease Keep an eye out for bad breath and unusual or excessive drooling and pawing at the mouth, as they can be signs of dental see here problems. In addition to bad breath, poor oral health can lead to kidney and heart disease.
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